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Exploring Krakow

After day 1 here we needed a little bit of pick-up. No better way than to do a DIY audio walking tour. We started out at about 10 and finished up close to 7 o'clock. With our I pods and map in hand we headed out to see as many of the 87 historical places on the map we could. Didn't get to them all, but put a pretty big dent in the list. It was a pretty sunny day and very warm. We have had pretty good luck with the weather so far. We criss-crossed Krakow with our list seeing many cathedrals, museums and historical buildings. It also took us to many areas, including the old Jewish quarters, where we stopped for a drink. Deciding to move on, we had to make a choice to go back to Old Town, or take the one stop which was the furthest away on the map. Glad we decided to go the long route. Oskar Schindler's original factory has been turned into a museum which tells the story of the Polish people from before and till after WWII. Unfortunately we only had about a hour and half to view this amazing place. The amount of memorabilia from the war is astounding. This museum really gave you a good impression of what it would be like living here during the German occupation. Tomorrow we are off to Zakopane, for some well deserved rest. It's the Jasper of Poland!371028584_750484.jpg270_371028433_111907.jpg371029462_907498.jpg371029575_053842.jpg371030018_645464.jpg270_371030235_501767.jpg371030304_677615.jpg270_371030371_743010.jpg270_371030473_089424.jpg

Posted by toddllama 01:11 Archived in Poland

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